2015 Visit New Orleans
UPCOMING EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
- Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival | June 6-7
- FestiGals | June 11-14
- Creole Tomato Festival | June 13-14
- New Orleans Pride Festival | June 19-21
- ESSENCE Music Festival | July 3-5
- San Fermin in Nueva Orleans | July 9-12
- Tales of the Cocktail | July 15-19
- Satchmo SummerFest | July 31-Aug. 2
- COOLinary New Orleans | Aug. 1-31
- Whitney White Linen Night | Aug. 1
- Dirty Linen Night | Aug. 8
- New Orleans Red Dress Run | Aug. 8
- Southern Decadence Festival | Sept. 2-7
For a full list of festivals, click here.
Recent Reasons to Come to New Orleans
- Readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted New Orleans the number one “U.S. City for Business Travelers” in the February issue of the magazine based on friendliness, value, walkability and its 1,400 restaurants.
- In March, New Orleans was named one of TripAdvisor.com’s “2015 Traveler’s Choice Destinations U.S.” based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions.
- Men’s Journal magazine named New Orleans one of the “10 Best Places to Live Now” in its April issue for its post-Katrina renaissance and generous hospitality.
- New Orleans was named one of the “Top Vacation Spots in the U.S.” by ListsForAll.com in March 2015 for its lively nightlife, unique cuisine and charm.
- New Orleans was named one of the “Friendliest Cities in America” in Travel + Leisure’s April issue for its friendly nightlife, vivid people-watching and quirky locals.
- New Orleans was named one of “America’s Best Cities for Food Snobs” in Travel + Leisure’s March issue for both its fine dining and casual culinary culture.
- New Orleans was named one of the “America’s Best Cities for Music Scenes” in Travel + Leisure’s April issue based on the accessibility of and passion for a variety of music styles .
- Travel + Leisure named New Orleans the number one “Quirkiest City in America” in its March issue based on its celebratory culture and history of voodoo.
- Travel + Leisure named New Orleans one of “America’s Best Cities for Sweet Tooths” in its April issue based on its many unique sweet treats, from Bananas Foster to Baked Alaska.
- New Orleans was named the number one “Best Drinking City in America” by Thrillist.com in March 2015 for its superior cocktail culture, a hearty craft brewing scene and the invention of many classic cocktails.
- SmartAsset.com, an online financial planning tool, named New Orleans one of the “Most Interesting Cities in America” based on diversity, concentration of bars, population growth and the ratio of creatives to professionals.
- The Louisiana Children’s Museum has been announced as a 2015 recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest museum and library honor given to institutions that address community needs.
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